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Forum: Surveys 09-14-2018, 09:36 AM
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Poll: marijuana
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Posted By manaknight14
Does a secondhand high count?

Does a secondhand high count?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-13-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,323
Posted By manaknight14
Yeah I agree it's pretty much this. This is not...

Yeah I agree it's pretty much this. This is not some guy in a big hurricane-proof house who's lived on the coast his whole life and knows (or thinks he knows) what he's doing. This is one of those...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-13-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,323
Posted By manaknight14
This also brings it closer to Myrtle Beach. My...

This also brings it closer to Myrtle Beach. My wife has an uncle there who is refusing to evacuate. :(
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 09-11-2018, 01:55 PM
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Posted By manaknight14
Almost. I just finished reading Clark which just...

Almost. I just finished reading Clark which just leaves Bernegger before I go into full practice exam mode.

I've been mostly lurking of late, but I have to agree with most assessments that A is...
Forum: Surveys 08-30-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By manaknight14
This too. I mentioned earlier that our office...

This too. I mentioned earlier that our office temp is fairly comfortable, and that statement applies to most working areas. Our lunch room, on the other hand, is notoriously frigid.
Forum: Surveys 08-30-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By manaknight14
Male here. I'm usually comfortable at my current...

Male here. I'm usually comfortable at my current office, though I do get cold here occasionally and definitely have at some prior workplaces. What jumped out at me was the first comment on the...
Forum: CAS Exams - General 08-29-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 95,425
Posted By manaknight14
You're good. :tup:

You're good. :tup:
Forum: CAS Exams - General 08-27-2018, 01:08 PM
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Views: 95,425
Posted By manaknight14
Correct. LC + ST + Stats VEE = MAS-I (not II)...

Correct. LC + ST + Stats VEE = MAS-I (not II) under the current syllabus, so as long as you see that you're good.
Forum: Exam 6 US (old Part 7U) 08-23-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 219
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Posted By manaknight14
The key word here is reserves, and this is due to...

The key word here is reserves, and this is due to the way these are recorded in SAP as opposed to GAAP. Let's say you have $10M in reserves but expect $2M of it to be paid by reinsurers. Under GAAP...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-16-2018, 12:04 PM
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Views: 204,921
Posted By manaknight14
This is also a possibility, in that a similar...

This is also a possibility, in that a similar pattern on the micro scale has been observed in recent years with hurricanes. A climate scientist who spoke at the CAS Spring Meeting mentioned that...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-16-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2,489
Views: 204,921
Posted By manaknight14
Hmm, is this necessarily innumeracy? On the macro...

Hmm, is this necessarily innumeracy? On the macro scale, large earthquake/tsunami return time might not be memoryless if it is based on a cycle of building up and release of tectonic stress. That's a...
Forum: Exam 6 US (old Part 7U) 08-14-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 22,996
Posted By manaknight14
Vaughan isn't part of the syllabus any more.

Vaughan isn't part of the syllabus any more.
Forum: Course 2 - Insurance Accounting/Law/Regulation 08-10-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By manaknight14
I think the key word in answer #1 is...

I think the key word in answer #1 is "unreasonably" dangerous. It should be obvious that knives and swords have sharp edges that can cut a person during normal use. The implication of answer #1...
Forum: General 08-07-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,696
Posted By manaknight14
Combination of a second run through the...

Combination of a second run through the material/additional practice exams (I didn't leave enough time for either on the first attempt because long syllabus is long) and getting slightly easier...
Forum: General 08-07-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,696
Posted By manaknight14
ACAS here instead of ASA, but I had two fails on...

ACAS here instead of ASA, but I had two fails on my way to associateship:

Failed MFE once due to being underprepared.

Failed 6 once due to it being 6.
Forum: CAS Exams - General 08-02-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,287
Posted By manaknight14
Varies by individual exam sitting imo.

Varies by individual exam sitting imo.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-20-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 91
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Posted By manaknight14
https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/0...

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:iatp:

This is why I never try to "get out" of jury duty unless I have a specific reason for...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-20-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,565
Posted By manaknight14
:iatp: Obviously there are plenty of...

:iatp:

Obviously there are plenty of higher-quality shops out there, but when it comes to the big two, Dunkin is the superior choice. KK just tastes like a dentist's bill.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-20-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,565
Posted By manaknight14
False because blueberry donuts are usually cake....

False because blueberry donuts are usually cake. And New Jersey people need only say three words: apple cider donut.

I didn't vote because which version is better really depends on the flavor of...
Forum: General Actuarial 07-19-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,391
Posted By manaknight14
Are you saying the new ACAS syllabus is lacking...

Are you saying the new ACAS syllabus is lacking in papers written by Australians?

:iatp:
Forum: Exam 7 (new) - Estimation of Policy Liability & ERM 07-16-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,917
Posted By manaknight14
CAS just announced syllabus changes for Spring...

CAS just announced syllabus changes for Spring 2019 exams and 7 is adding another paper.
:exams:
Forum: Course 1 - Risk Management & Insurance Operation 07-16-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,109
Posted By manaknight14
Correct.

Correct.
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 07-10-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,386
Posted By manaknight14
:iatp: It makes failing an exam a huge deal....

:iatp:

It makes failing an exam a huge deal. Not just because of the lost time, but also because of this:

Spring 2018: *fails 7*
Fall 2018: *attempts 8*
Spring 2019: *looks at 7 material*...
Forum: CAS Exams - General 07-10-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By manaknight14
I successfully doubled up on studying for exams...

I successfully doubled up on studying for exams once, but the circumstances were a bit different than what you're considering. In my case:
They were prelims, so the material and format were easier...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-29-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By manaknight14
While I can only speak from my personal...

While I can only speak from my personal experience with A&H (which is a single data point), I would think the SOA route is much more likely for this line.

I once interviewed for an A&H position....
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